PICTURED: Emily Atack beams as she holds hands with her handsome nuclear scientist pal before grabbing a drink together
Emily Atack was spotted holding hands with her nuclear scientist pal in London on Thursday.
The presenter, 33, looked effortlessly chic in a stylish yellow dress as she walked through the streets of London hand-in-hand with Dr Alistair Garner.
She completed her summery ensemble with a pair of wedge sandals and shielded her eyes with black sunglasses, while she toted her essentials in a brown Chloe bag.
Meanwhile, her pal Alistair cut a smart figure in a cream polo shirt and smart grey trousers as they were seen catching up over an alfresco drink.
Emily beamed as she walked holding hands with Alistair around the city as they enjoyed the sunny day before settling down at a low-key cafe together.
Alistair describes himself on LinkedIn as a Materials scientist and electron microscopist specialising in nuclear and aerospace applications.
An onlooker told The Sun: ‘Emily was deep in conversation with Alistair. She had a cocktail and Alistair ordered a beer.
‘Emily looked to be having a great time and couldn’t stop smiling. When they left they were holding hands.’
However, a source dismissed claims of a romance and told MailOnline: ‘Emily and Alistair are just friends.’
Elsewhere on Friday, Emily was once again seen putting on a stylish display as she explored Soho with a group of friends after having lunch at Dean Street Townhouse.
Amid the balmy temperatures, Emily was seen tucking into an ice cream as she walked and chatted with one of her friends, whose identity is not known.
The comedian looked effortlessly chic in a floating white dress, which she styled with a pair of brown sandals for the outing.
She once again kept her essentials in her brown striped handbag from Chloe and shielded her eyes with her oval sunglasses.
Emily accessorised her look with an array of gold jewellery as she cooled off with her ice cream and laughed with her friend.
Her male pal cut a trendy figure in a brown shirt and cream trousers, which he teamed with white trainers and round shades.
Emily has been single since she split with her tree surgeon ex-boyfriend, Liam McGough, 38.
They recently sparked rumours that they were back together in July after they spent the evening together with some pals.
However, friends of the pair said they were just good friends.
Emily recently admitted she struggles with being single and even cries herself to sleep during bouts of loneliness.
The actress and comedienne has embarked on a string of romances since finding fame in The Inbetweeners but has failed to find lasting love with any of her former boyfriends.
Her last relationship, with former Big Brother contestant Liam ended in 2022, and Emily admits a lack of self-esteem is one of her biggest problems whenever she meets a new man.
Speaking on her podcast, Soaking Up Life With…, she said: ‘People think I fly the flag for all the single ladies, but I’m not afraid to admit being on your own is actually miserable a lot of the time. It’s pretty hard.
‘There are times when I go out and I feel confident and sexy on my own and I’m independent.
‘But there are times when I cry myself to sleep because it’s lonely and awful, and it’s OK to admit that, I think.’
Emily has previously dated comedian Seann Walsh and model Jude Taylor.
She’s also turned to celebrity dating app Raya in her ongoing search for love – all to no avail.
‘Where I go wrong in life is that I’m known as confident, sexy and all those things, and that’s all great,’ she said. And then the second that I’m in love, I’m absolutely pathetic.
‘I go from being confident to being like, ‘Just have everything’, and that’s not on them, that’s all on me. That’s a lack of self care and self love. I have mountains and buckets of confidence but no self-esteem.’